Starship Technologies makes drones that travel short distances on sidewalks or roads.Read ›
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Daimler has led a new $17.2 million funding round in Starship Technologies, a startup created by Skype founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, the WSJ reports. The round will help U.K.-based Starship expand its efforts to bring rolling drone deliveries to city sidewalks around the world.Read ›
Starship Technologies, a company that manufactures six-wheeled delivery robots, has raised $17.2 million (£14 million) in a funding round that was led by Daimler.Read ›
A European company called Starship Technologies has created a delivery robot, which will hit the sidewalks and roads of D.C. in the next month.Read ›
Delivery trucks with robots onboard might be only five to ten years away.Read ›
Imagine: it’s a weekday morning in Columbia Heights and you’re trudging to the Green Line. On the sidewalk, there it is: an R2-D2 look alike, rumbling past on six rugged-looking wheels. It is tan-colored and about knee-height with a black lid. It navigates around obstacles like fire hydrants and pedestrians, is able to stop suddenly and uses the crosswalk on its own.Read ›
Luxury car company Mercedes-Benz has partnered with European robotics company Starship Technologies in an effort to streamline and simplify the last mile of package delivery logistics, which the companies say is the most cumbersome step in current deliveries. The hope, according to Starship marketing and communications manager Henry Harris-Burland, is to give consumers an on-demand delivery mechanism to ensure a consumer never misses a delivery at little cost.Read ›
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the premier event for businesses focused on consumer technologies. With exhibitors ranging from some of the world’s leading companies in this space to innovative start-ups, a broad range of technologies will be on show, with many products unveiled for the first time.Read ›
Designers of futuristic cityscapes envision airborne drones dropping off your packages and driverless cars taking you to work. But the robotic-delivery invasion already has begun — in the form of machines that look like wheeled beer coolers scooting along the sidewalks.Read ›
You may have read about the dangers of robots taking over human jobs.
But the introduction of one set of robots is opening up new employment opportunities for humans.
Estonia-based Starship Technologies wants to hire 'robot handlers' to accompany robots as they start to make deliveries around Washington DC.
Starship Technologies is recruiting humans in preparation for the D.C. launch of its robot delivery service. The Estonia-based company wants to hire “robot handlers” to accompany robots as they make drop-offs around the city. “Handlers” will look after the robots, answer questions about how they operate and intervene should anything go awry.Read ›
Leading online food-delivery service Just Eat teamed up with autonomous delivery bot company Starship Technologies to test a new robot-based delivery service in London. At present, the scheme is only available in London’s Greenwich suburb but will hopefully expand across the whole of the U.K.’s capital city in 2017.Read ›